Coy Cornelius Carpenter

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Coy Cornelius Carpenter
Born(1900-04-24)24 April 1900
Died7 November 1971(1971-11-07) (aged 71)
ResidenceWinston-Salem, North Carolina.
Known foreducation
Spouse(s)Dorothy (Mitten) Carpenter

Coy Cornelius Carpenter M.D., born April 24, 1900, died November 7, 1971, was dean of the School of Medicine of Wake Forest University from 1936–67 and vice president for health affairs from 1963-67. He guided the school through the transition from a two-year to a four-year program and the move from Wake Forest to Winston-Salem in 1941. He authored The Story of Medicine at Wake Forest University (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1970). He resided in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Coy C. Carpenter Library and Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives are named after the first dean of the university's medical school, Doctor Coy Cornelius Carpenter, and his wife, Dorothy (Mitten) Carpenter.[1][2]


  1. ^ Wake Forest University School of Medicine: The Coy C. Carpenter Library,; and Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives,, last updated 7/26/2010.
  2. ^ The A. N. Marquis Company: Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Chicago, Ill., 1952, p. 128.